ASDAN’s programmes and qualifications are widely recognised for providing an engaging curriculum that empowers students through personalised learning and choice. The ASDAN courses motivate learners through short-term targets and regular recognition of achievement. Case studies, surveys and testimonials demonstrate that ASDAN courses develop a wide range of core skills in young people, including teamwork, problem solving, communication, managing your own learning and performance, and conducting research.


Learners develop character traits such as confidence, self-esteem, resilience and ambition. They get involved with community service, local schemes, work experience and careers advice.


"Asdan has helped me grow in confidence and self esteem. I was very shy and had low self esteem when I started but the work experience at a Toddler Group for a term and the presentations I've done over the two years have helped me grow my confidence and I have a more positive attitude. I was able to attend a college interview and speak up for myself, answering all the questions myself. Something I couldnt have done a couple of years ago." 

ASDAN Year 10 and 11 students running cultural learning session for primary students

Year 10 and 11 ASDAN students planned and prepped, Cultural Learning Sessions, for two primary classes, as part of their International Links module. They taught pupils about the Japanese and Italian culture - teaching a few words in each language, creating interactive cultural art activities like oragami and fresco painting and to engage all their sences they even provided a food tasting experience which most pupils loved, although a few pupils decided they didn't like sushi or olives, but at least they tried them.  

Christmas Shoe Box Warehouse Community Service

Community Service: Pupils from across the school kindly donated 43 shoe boxes of gifts to the Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Our Asdan students delivered these boxes to the warehouse and helped check, sort and pack a 2000 box consignment going to a refugee camp in Liberia, as part of their community service module.